Firefighter Daniel Bagwell Lays to Rest
Daniel Bagwell was an Anderson city fireman when he was hit by another vehicle while off duty Monday on a Pelzer road and died as a result of injuries sustained.
Bagwell had stopped on Midway Road near Stevens Court to put fuel in his car when he was hit.
Early Life and Education
Bagwell attended Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut where he excelled in both baseball and soccer – setting both individual records. Furthermore, he set the school goal-scoring record in soccer!
He was born in Halifax County, Virginia and relocated with his parents to Wake County, North Carolina by 1770. Around 1756 he married Elizabeth Johnson; their eldest child was Nathan Bunt Bagwell.
Frederick Bagwell served in the Greenville District militia of the Revolutionary War and stated in his application for a pension that on one occasion he substituted for his father Daniel Bagwell in Greenville District militia activities. Later settled in Georgia before Alabama where he died at age 83 in 1899 at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.
Gooley immediately recognized Bagwell’s special talent during their initial meeting at a college showcase attended by every major league team scout; at Fenway Park’s east end light tower and onto the Green Monster.
In 1996, Bagwell joined the New World Order (nWo) as a heel and found great success as one half of tag team The American Males alongside Scotty Riggs. Together they made two pay-per-view appearances before participating in World War 3’s namesake match that they unfortunately lost.
Bagwell offers adult and pediatric catastrophic case management and life care planning services across the US, in addition to professional consultation and healthcare advocacy for clients involved in both litigated and non-litigated matters.
Achievement and Honors
Bagwell is an accomplished athlete. In his high school days at East Lansing he served as both running back and safety, helping East Lansing advance to the Division 3 state championship game in both 2000 and 2001. Additionally he placed fourth at the 2001 state meet 100-meter dash as well as being part of its 4×100 relay team that earned silver.
He earned first-team AP All-American and Daktronics All-American accolades in 2005, in addition to attending training camp with both Philadelphia Eagles and St Louis Rams as well as Winnipeg and Hamilton clubs from both leagues.
He has an active membership with 4-H, serving twice as his local club president and participating in its junior leader program. Additionally, he regularly volunteers as sound technician at Flora United Methodist Church.
Bagwell attended Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut where he earned a diploma. There he set a school goal-scoring mark in soccer and became one of the best American Legion baseball players. Additionally he excelled at basketball and track and field.
He and his two daughters reside in Massachusetts. For many years he and his family have been passionate fans of the Boston Red Sox; attending every spring training game together.
On October 9, 2018, 29-year-old Anderson fireman Daniel Bagwell was struck and killed by a car while refueling his vehicle on the side of the road near Pelzer in Anderson County, South Carolina – approximately 15 miles southwest of Greenville.
Bagwell was an outstanding first baseman who led his team to six postseason appearances during his 15-year MLB career. Additionally, he was an excellent hitter – nine seasons with 30 homers or more were recorded during that time – earning him induction into both the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bagwell has never been accused of doping, making him an admirable role model both on and off the field, so it comes as an unpleasant surprise that there may be any doubts as to his integrity.
He is married to Rachel Brown, a former professional wrestler. Rachel Brown is daughter of specialist Michael Brown and has three children from an earlier relationship as well as multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren from previous relationships. Rachel Brown is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.